Has anyone played this yet?
Was looking forward to this game but it has been ruined by a horrible interface and clunky combat. This game has one of the most amateurish skeletal animation systems I've ever seen released in a AAA title. Two words: linear interpolation and animation keyframe blending.
You literally cannot do any new action until the previous animation has stopped playing in its entirety. This means you cannot open doors if you run up to them and your run animation has not completely stopped. In combat you cannot set a trap and then run forward and swing your sword until the complete animation for crouching, setting a trap, standing up, and moving to idle is completed. This means you get sliced into a billion pieces by all your enemies while your current animation track completes. Absolutely ridiculous and should have never left the labs like this.
The interface also is terrible. I know why it is terrible both in performance and appearance but I cannot really get into that on a public forum. Needless to say I wish they would go back to their other interface. Great story, amazing graphics, good voiceovers, all marred by a terrible interface and clunky combat. Truly a labor of love marred by horrible execution in the interface department. How this game received such high praises is so beyond me. What games are these reviewers playing? Is it even the same game that we are purchasing?
EDIT: I altered the tone of the thread a bit.